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      The White Dragon

      PG-13 2004 1 hr. 33 min. Action Comedy List
      Reviews 51% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score A masked heroine passes her powers to a beautiful woman (Cecilia Cheung) to battle a blind swordsman (Francis Ng). Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member I watched this with very low expectation, because I know both Cecilia Cheung and Francis Ng have zero martial art skills. And the movie surprised me, in a pleasant way!!! It is not a wuxia film, for one. It is also a comedy, my favourite movie genre. The movie gradually evolves into a love story, but the love story is not soppy nor mawkish, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my viewing experience. Francis Ng did a terrific job as the blind assassin. Cecilia Cheung is so bubbly and spunky, and I love seeing the two of them banter. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member blind man vs princess Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Recuerdo, recuerdos!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Comedy martial arts action. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member The movie starts off with a fast and playfull recapitulation, a good, classic way to astablish the characters. It's very funny and filled with absurdity in the beginning, there are even elemens you would see in comics! It's all very amusing and the acting seems typical for Asian entertainment. If you get the absurdity and exaduration it's done pretty well. The story of the powerfull, skilled blind man made me think of Zatoichi, there are some resemblences. The names used in this movie are all animalistic, so is the blind man called Chickenfeathers. When I read the subs, I thought it was pretty funny, surely in the beginning when you don't yet grasp the fact that's his name. Also the exaduration of insane powers fit in this one, more so I thought than in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I think personally the fact that the stuntcables aren't showing so much forms a clean add-on to the already marvellous fighting scenes. Then the beautifull story of friendship and love unraveles. It becomes a bigger movie with a very satisfying, classical ending. Suprisingly great! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Before reinventing himself as official Yip Man-chronicler and vessel for Donnie Yen's enormous acting talent, Wilson Yip had a varied output which revealed a keen sense of drama, albeit often in an action movie context. The White Dragon is a period piece touching upon wuxia fantasy with lots of lame comedy and more embarassing moments than you can count, until the film makes a proper full-stop, turning a slight narrative digression into a finely tuned and genuinely felt small scale drama. Not the safest way to go for the director, but working with top actors Francis Ng and Cecilia Cheung is of course a guaranteed success. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A masked heroine passes her powers to a beautiful woman (Cecilia Cheung) to battle a blind swordsman (Francis Ng).
      Director
      Wilson Yip
      Screenwriter
      Wilson Yip
      Production Co
      China Star Entertainment
      Rating
      PG-13 (Martial Arts Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Comedy
      Original Language
      Chinese
      Release Date (DVD)
      Dec 13, 2005